Sport Report from the AD:
Busy week for the Wyoming Cowboys!
Girls’ Soccer – TONIGHT we take on Ross at 7 p.m. at Indian Hill (Shawnee Park – 6100 Drake Road). All tickets are $6. This is District Semi Finals (64 teams left statewide). If we win tonight we advance to District Finals on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Norwood vs. winner of Fenwick/Oakwood.
Boys’ Soccer – TUESDAY Wyoming takes on Summit at 7 p.m. at Indian Hill (Shawnee Park – 6100 Drake Road). All tickets are $6. This is District Semi Finals (64 teams left statewide). If we win Tuesday we advance to District Finals on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mason High School vs. winner of Bellefontaine/Bellbrook.
Volleyball – WEDNESDAY Wyoming takes on McNick at 7 p.m. at Princeton High School in District Semi Finals. All tickets are $6. If we win we advance to District Finals on Saturday at Trent Arena vs. winner of Eaton/Alter. Game time is TBA (either 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.).
Girls’ Soccer – THURSDAY – see note on Monday!
Football – FRIDAY – Wyoming hosts Taylor at 7 p.m. We will honor the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 at halftime. We are proud to honor Norman Jacobs, David Payne, Maria McArthy Telles and Kevin Weybright starting at 5 p.m. in the Pendery. Next Friday we will honor all Fall senior student athletes at halftime of the football game. The Cowboys have clinched a home playoff game (all playoff games will be on Saturday) starting November 9th.
Cross Country – SATURDAY - Both boys and girls cross country teams have advanced to Saturday’s Regional Final (top 16 teams in state) and will run at 11:45 a.m. (girls) and 2:15 p.m. (boys).
Wyoming High School honors service members by hosting “National Guard Game of the Week”
The defending state champion Wyoming High School football team will be trading out our blue and white to wear camouflage this week, as a show of support for the men and women serving in our armed forces. The Ohio Army National Guard is loaning the jerseys to the Cowboys with 2019 being the inaugural year for the “National Guard Game of the Week” program.
“We are honored to have been selected by the Ohio Army National Guard to wear the jerseys in support of the men and women around the world serving in the United States armed forces,” said Athletic Director Jan Wilking. “It is important that our students and community are reminded of the selfless actions of those who serve to protect the lives of all Americans.” Wyoming will recognize those serving and those who have served prior to the start of the game on Friday at 7 p.m. vs. Deer Park High School.
The jerseys are an extension of the “Operation Buckeye Guard” (OBG) program, which was initiated by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association (OHSFCA). High school teams have partnered with the Ohio Army National Guard to support Military Appreciation Games through OBG since 2011.
“We’re proud of our long-time partnership with the Ohio Army National Guard, and we’re excited about suiting up in camouflage this year,” said Jerry Cooke, immediate past president of OHSFCA. “It’s a pleasure and a privilege anytime our coaches get to interact with the Guard and we want our players and fans to recognize the value of the fine men and women who defend our country at every opportunity. Putting a spotlight on them during one of our Friday night football games is a win-win for everybody.”
“The National Guard has a mission to serve its local communities, so we’re happy to provide this resource to schools interested in recognizing our service members,” said Sgt. Maj. Justin Sprankle, senior enlisted Soldier assigned to the OHARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion.
The Ohio Army National Guard is comprised of approximately 11,500 Citizen-Soldiers, and offers many benefits such as 100% college tuition, paid job training and affordable healthcare for part-time service.
Wyoming High School Athletics Update from the AD
As we turn the calendar to October, it's a great time to update you on Wyoming Athletics:
Girls’ Tennis: Our tennis team begins sectional play on Thursday at the ATP. Senior Peyton Osha and Sophomore Sydney Evans lead the team.
Girls’ Golf: Congratulations to our CHL and Sectional Champion Cowboys! Victory Lee, Samara Dulin, Annabelle Walton, Sophia Dulin and Lilly Marty qualified for the District golf finals to be held Thursday at Pipestone Country Club in Dayton.
Boys’ Golf: The Cowboys will play today at Beavercreek Country Club in Dayton at the District Finals. The golf team was lead this season by Thomas Stickney and Sam Black.
Volleyball: We'll wrap up the season with a match on Thursday at home vs. Finneytown and matches next week at Taylor and Indian Hill. Tournament draws are Sunday so be on the look out for tournament information in the next few weeks.
Girls’ Soccer: Wyoming sits at the top of the league in girls’ soccer and is currently ranked #2 in the City. We travel to Taylor today and Indian Hill next week before returning home next Saturday to host Milford at 3 p.m.
Boys’ Soccer: What a start for our boys’ soccer program under 1st year head coach Adam Jones! We are currently 13-0 and ranked #2 in the State. Big games remain on the schedule: Thursday we host Badin and next Monday we host Indian Hill.
Cross Country: This Saturday we travel to the Ross Invitational before starting Championship season at the CHL meet on October 12th at Taylor.
Football: This Friday, the Cowboys return home to host Madeira at 7 p.m. Game tickets for Adults are $7 and Students are $5. Tickets are on sale at Wyoming High School in the main office 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Get your tickets early – lines will be long on Friday as it is Homecoming.
Max Meyers (WHS Class of 2012) returns to campus to share experiences
Last week, Max Meyers (WHS Class of 2012) visited with Wyoming High School Concert Choir and Chorale students. Max was in town performing the role of Roy/Others in the Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati production of Fun Home. He spoke with the choirs about having a career as a professional performer, insight into college life, and answered various musical theater career questions from the students. In October, Max will travel to Florida to play Billy Crane in the Florida Studio Theatre production of Bright Star. Production is scheduled to run November through January.
"It was so nice to have a former Wyoming High School choir student return and share his career expertise with us for the day," said Teacher Brian Potts. "The students were engaged and we had delightful conversations."
WHS Seniors recognized by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program
Eleven (11) members of the Wyoming High School Class of 2020 have been recognized as Semifinalists or Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Ken Chen, Sophie Flem, Michael Ford, John Nice and Peyton Osha have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for having among the highest PSAT scores in the state of Ohio.
Stella Brocker, Evan Hagenauer, Katherine Hays, Seungri Lee, Sara Morehous and Caroline Zackerman have been recognized as Commended Students. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition.
More than 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
Nationwide, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2020 will be announced beginning in April. Scholarship recipients will join some 345,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
WHS's Natalie Glover earns Power of the Pen Humor Award
Sophomore Natalie Glover was awarded the Annual Power of the Pen Humor Award for a story she wrote at the state tournament in 2017 State Tournament.
She was selected to receive this award by Sage Boggs, a writer for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. While he was not able to attend the ceremony, he did create this video about Natalie that was shown during the award presentation. In addition the award, Natalie also received an annual $6,000 scholarship to the College of Wooster, should she choose to attend school there for her undergraduate studies.
Good luck to Senior Joe Kelly and Freshman Mark Keller as they compete today in the state tennis finals at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason! Their classmates cheered them on yesterday during the state sendoff!
Spring Sports Update
As we wind down the school year, the Wyoming Cowboys are still representing!
Congratulations to Senior Joe Kelly and Freshman Mark Keller on qualifying for the state tennis finals! We will celebrate them with a state send off on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in the Wyoming High School main rotunda. They will play their first round match on Friday, May 24, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Girls’ Lacrosse has advanced to regional semifinals for a 2nd straight season. We travel to Mariemont on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. game. Tickets are $7 at the gate.
Boys’ Lacrosse also has advanced to the regional semifinals this year. We play Mariemont tonight at 7 p.m. at Mariemont. Tickets are $7 at the gate.
Baseball defeated Clinton Massie and moves on to District Semifinals on Tuesday vs. McNick at Milford. Tickets are $6 at the gate.
Congratulations to the following Track and Field student athletes, who qualified for regionals (top 16 in the state)! They complete Thursday, May 23, and Saturday, May 25, at Piqua High School. A pretty cool thing about this list: everyone on it not only qualified for track and field regionals but also is a multi-sport student athlete and winner of the CHL All Academic Patch!
Finally, Wyoming has earned the CHL All Sport Award for the 18-19 school year! This is an award given to the school in the Cincinnati Hills League (CHL) that earns the most points, based on league finishes in all sports.
Thanks to all for your amazing support of Wyoming Athletics this year. Go Cowboys!
Langenhop celebrated for his outstanding educational leadership
Wyoming High School Art Teacher CJ Langenhop was recognized for the outstanding impact he has on his students at this morning's Hamilton County Education Foundation Celebrate Excellence Breakfast. Mr. Langenhop's creativity in the classroom engages his students to develop their passions and stretch their abilities. His ability to provide mindful and supportive feedback to his students and bring humor to his classes are just two of the many ways he creates a warm and inviting culture of learning in his classroom. Congratulations and thank you, Mr. Langenhop!
6 from Class of 2020 earn perfect ACT scores
Six Wyoming High School juniors have earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT, a standardized test used for college admission. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Only 0.195 percent of 1.9 million test takers in 2018 scored a perfect 36. Congratulations to Ken Chen, Peyton Osha, Abigail Rosenberg, Evan Hagenauer, Beck Hunter and Michael Ford!
Science Olympiad team competes at state tournament at OSU
After ranking 3rd against other area high schools at the regional competition, the Wyoming High School Science Olympiad Team traveled to the State Competition at The Ohio State University last weekend. Members of the team include Captain Eric Coghill, Shelby Anderson, Sue Auerbach, Mikhaill Blaine, Tori Brown, Vincent Chow, Grace Desserich, Meghan Hudepohl, Claire Kaddoura, Katerina Getgey, Morgan Le and Abby Shores. The team is coached by Teacher Tracy Majors and Community Member Christy Brown. Build coaches Phil Smith and Alan Turner, both engineers at General Electric, have been with the team for more than six years, starting when their sons were on the team and continuing beyond their children’s graduations. Wyoming High School Class of 2018 graduate and former Science Olympiad team member Andrew Brink (currently studying Physics and Astrophysics at OSU) volunteered at the day-long competition.
At Science Olympiad competitions, students in teams of two compete in 23 different science events in the areas of Life, Personal and Social Science; Earth & Space Science; Physical Science & Chemistry; Technology & Engineering; and Inquiry & Nature of Science. These competitions are knowledge-based (such as written assessments on earth science, physics, astronomy or biology), hands-on (such as a chemistry lab practical) or engineering-based (participants may construct a device to accomplish a task).
Practices usually start in October each year and the team participates in three invitational competitions prior to competing at regionals. Team members usually compete in 3 to 6 events and competitions run 6 to 7 hours long. Some of the events include:
Circuit Lab: Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
Code Busters: Teams will cryptanalyze (decode) encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques
and show skill with advanced ciphers by encrypting or decrypting a message
Forensics: This involves identification of powders, polymers, fibers, and hair samples, blood serum and fingerprint analysis, and interpretation of chromatography.
Fossils: Competitors demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing selected tasks, such as fossil identification, classification, habitat, ecologic relationships, behaviors, environmental adaptations and the use of fossils to date and correlate rock units.
Herpetology: Teams deal with the identification and life science of different specimens of amphibians and reptiles.
Mousetrap Vehicle: Teams design, build and test a vehicle using one mousetrap as the sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible
Protein Modeling: Students use computer visualization and online resources to construct physical models of the CRISPR Cas9 protein that is being engineered to edit plant and animal cell genomes and answer a series of questions about the chemistry of protein folding and the interaction of structure and function for model proteins.
Sounds of Music: Teams construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound
Wright Stuff: Teams build, test, and fly a monoplane.
Thermodynamics: Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat. Teams must also complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.
Wyoming High School recognized in U.S. News 2019 Best High Schools Ranking
U.S. News & World Report ranked 17,245 public high schools this year (up from last year's 2,700) in a new, revamped edition of the rankings. Wyoming High School is ranked second in the state and #74 in the nation.
"Our mission with the Best High Schools rankings has always been to educate families about the schools in their district," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. "By evaluating more schools than ever before, the new edition expands that focus so all communities can see which schools in their area are successfully serving their students – including historically underserved populations."
The 2019 Best High Schools rankings take a broader approach to evaluating schools, looking at six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. The new methodology assigns weights to the six factors and then produces an overall score on which the ranking is based – as compared to the previous methodology, which involved a four-step process in which the final step used college readiness as the sole basis to determine a school's numerical rank.
More information about the rankings can be found on the publication's website at U.S. News Releases 2019 Best High Schools Ranking.
Go, Wyoming High School Choir, Go!
The WHS Choir will compete with 20 other choirs in the Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) State Competition tomorrow morning at 9:40 a.m. at Lakota East High School! All are welcome to attend this performance! Following that performance, they will compete in the closed door sight singing room.
Best, best wishes to:
Matt Algeo, Abby Anderson, Shelby Anderson, Max Arraje, Olivia Basil, Jonah Berry, Cathy Black, Jack Bohacke, Nevaeh Borders, Meredith Bornholdt, Bekah Bostick, Tori Brown, Campbell Burke, Coby Burstein, Ava Chemero, Ray Cook, Sophie Crockett, Ellie Donnelly, Tryler Dryer, Lily Dumont, Aidan Dunehew, Kendra Egner, Annie Elliott, Jeffrey Evans, Naomi Evans, Hajr Frost, Emily Gelhausen, Kayla Geller, Ilya Gerasimchuk, Darian Gilbert, Sal Giolando, Molly Glover, Bryce Green, Abi Groteke, Mia Hagenauer, T'Jiya Harris, Aiden Holubeck, Rein Hunn-Storms, Karly Jones, Grace Kerin, Talia King, Riley Lingen, Kamaryn Madry, Kennedy Madry, Sahil Mehrotra, Onyx Mendenhall, Nathaniel Miller, Emily Morehous, Evan Morley, Lucianna Nice, Liam O'Shaughnessy, Katie Obringer, Andrew Pease, Joy Pouncey, Emily Rash, Grant Robinson, Izzy Schlegel, Aria Schottelkotte, Raven Small, Sam Steed, Lexi Taylor, Cynthia Towne, John Turk, Annabelle Walton, Sofia Wernicke, Anneliese White, Rae Williams, and Ashley Wilson.
WHS student Katherine Nocks receives US Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Award
Wyoming High School student Katherine Nocks has been awarded the Silver-Level Graduating Seniors Award by US Figure Skating.
The U.S. Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Award recognizes the hard work of student athletes who have participated in figure skating throughout high school. Selection for this award speaks to a skater’s continued commitment to succeeding in their athletic and academic endeavors. Way to go, Katherine!
Beginning with 2019-20 school year, Adam Reed will be the next Principal of Wyoming High School
The Wyoming City Schools Board of Education took action last night at their March 18, 2019, Regular Meeting to employ Adam Reed as principal of Wyoming High School, effective August 1, 2019. Mr. Reed, who was awarded a three-year contract, is currently the Milford High School Associate Principal Ninth Grade Community. He will replace Wyoming High School Interim Principal Karen Bare.
“Mr. Reed is an innovative thinker and conscientious leader with a focus on students,” said Wyoming City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang. “He will continue to grow Wyoming High School, while ensuring learning is rigorous and relevant.”
“I am very excited to join the Wyoming City School District! It is a privilege to serve as principal of Wyoming High School and I look forward to working with such a dedicated staff, devoted student body, and supportive community,” said Mr. Reed. “I’m eager to contribute to the work of educating the whole child – academically, socially, and emotionally – in Wyoming.”
Mr. Reed had been a high school social studies teacher at Fairfield High School and Northwest High School prior to serving as Assistant Principal of Milford High School. He obtained an administrative license and superintendent license through Xavier University’s licensure program.
His Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education are from the University of Cincinnati.
Mr. Reed will have a 20-day consulting contract to be utilized over the next few months for transition purposes.
Students bring issues & ethics to Rotary speech competition
Four students drew standing ovations as they rallied support for issues from mental health awareness to foreign language education at the Rotary Club of Cincinnati’s 4-Way Speech Contest on Feb. 28.
The contest challenges students to weave the Rotary’s “Four-Way Test” ethics standard into a speech. Wyoming High School first-year student Liam O'Shaughnessy championed a multi-lingual society during his speech.
Karrington Rainey, a senior at Clark Montessori High School won the contest. She told the crowd of more than 135 business and community leaders how her sister’s schizophrenia had impacted Karrington’s life and expanded her understanding of others. Walnut Hills High School junior Rikki Joiner talked about social media and School for Creative & Performing Arts junior spoke about the dangers of an increasingly stressful environment. All four students won cash prizes and a letter of commendation from the Cincinnati Rotary.
The “Four Way Test” challenges Rotary members to assure everything they think, say or do is the truth, is fair to all concerned, build’s goodwill and better friendships, and is beneficial to all concerned.
Program co-chairs were Laure Quinlivan and Ed Mathis. Judges were Cincinnati Public Schools board members Ozie Davis and Melanie Bates, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Producing Director D. Lynn Meyers and Cincinnati Toastmasters President Polly Giblin.
The Wyoming High School football team completed a perfect season tonight with their win at the OHSAA State Championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton tonight.
The Wyoming Cowboys (15-0) defeated the Girard High School Indians (13-2) 42 to 14.
Wyoming is in its 100th Year of Football. The team’s other state championship was in 1977.
The Wyoming community is invited to welcome back the state champions tomorrow, Dec. 2, at Wyoming High School. We'll be tracking the return of the buses but arrival at the high school is expected to be between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Updated arrival time information can be found on the Wyoming City Schools Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The buses will travel with a Wyoming Police escort south on Springfield Pike into Wyoming to Wyoming Avenue and on to the high school. The complete route can be found here. Line the sidewalks and welcome the state champions home!
It's a great day to be a Cowboy! #OnWyoming
And they're on their way! #OnWyoming
Today, Wyoming celebrated with a sendoff for the Wyoming High School football team as they left for Canton. For the 1st time since 1977, the Wyoming Cowboys are headed to the state FINALS in football. They will play Girard at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Tom Benson Memorial Stadium in Canton.
Updated 5:04 p.m. Nov. 27
Wyoming Football State Final Information
For the 1st time since 1977, the Wyoming Cowboys are headed to the state FINALS in football! We will play Girard at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Tom Benson Memorial Stadium in Canton.
Presale game tickets will be available 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Wyoming High School Gym and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 28-30, in the Wyoming High School Main Office. Presale game tickets are $11 (cash only) and Wyoming gets a portion of these ticket sales. Additionally, presale tickets can be purchased online at: https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=FHOF_PL_MPV&pid=8627717#/event/8627717. Enter code OHSAA13 to get the $11 price and for Wyoming to receive the rebate.
For game day ticket information, go to www.ohsaa.org.
If you plan to attend the game, click here for parking information, procedures and code of conduct for spectators.
There will be a charter student spirit bus. Tickets for the bus are $40 and available 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Wyoming High School Main Office. The bus will leave Wyoming High School at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and come home immediately following the game. This bus is for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY.
We continue to have FINAL FOUR sweatshirts ($20) and T-shirt’s ($10) for sale in the Wyoming High School athletic office. Sweatshirts are available in sizes M, L and XL; t-shirts are available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
Wyoming is invited to participate in the team state sendoff at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30! The team will travel with a Wyoming Police escort from Wyoming High School to Wyoming Middle School then north on Springfield Pike. The police will continue to escort the team buses down Springfield Pike to Glendale-Milford Road and onto I-75. The entire sendoff route can be found here. Line the sidewalks and cheer the team on!
A live audio feed of the game will be available on the Wyoming Athletics webpage: https://wyomingathletics.org/
Spectrum is the official television partner of OHSAA and will televise the state championship game.
What a GREAT day to be a Cowboy! #OnWyoming
Updated 1:56 pm Monday, Nov. 26
** All streets and sidewalks around Wyoming High School have reopened.**
Streets closed near Wyoming High School
In a recent development, Burns Avenue at Pendery Avenue is closed due to wires down. Pendery at Stout is also closed. Sidewalks are closed at both locations. As of now, vehicles and pedestrians can access Wyoming High School on Pendery from Barney and the Pike. If there are further developments, information will be posted here, on district Twitter and website, and shared by phone with high school families.
Updated 4:04 p.m. Nov. 19
Wyoming Football State Semi Info
For the 1st time since 2009, the Wyoming Cowboys are headed to the state FINAL FOUR in football! We will play St. Mary’s on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Piqua High School's Alexander Football Stadium, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua. Presale game tickets will be available at the WHS main office 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20; 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21; and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Presale game tickets are $8 (cash only) and Wyoming gets a portion of ticket sales. All tickets at gate are $10. If at all possible, buy your tickets at school!
There is a $3 parking charge at Piqua. RV’s or oversized vehicles are $30.
There will be a student spirit bus. Tickets for the bus are $2 and available at the same time presale tickets are available.
We will be selling FINAL FOUR sweatshirts ($20) and T-shirt’s ($10) with the above design 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at WHS. They are expected to sell quickly so plan accordingly.
We will have a state sendoff Saturday at WHS and along Springfield Pike as our team and cheerleaders head off to the game. Buses will load at 3:50 p.m. and will leave the high school at 4 p.m. sharp with a police escort headed west on Pendery and north on Springfield Pike. Community members and fans are encouraged to line Pendery to the corner and then north on Springfield Pike to cheer them on.
What a GREAT day to be a Cowboy! #OnWyoming
Parent Meeting: Travel opportunity for students grades 8th-10th
An informational meeting about the 2020 EF Global Student Leadership Summit will take place 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Wyoming High School's Media Center. The group will travel to Amsterdam and The Hague, July 2-13, 2020. The summit topic is “The Impact of Sports and Wellness.” Before the conference in The Hague, WHS students will join other groups in Amsterdam for sightseeing and guided leadership experiences.
The Global Student Leadership Summit is a 12-day immersive travel experience and leadership conference. Global Student Leaders Summits are built around four key areas of focus – immersive travel, thought leadership, design thinking and online learning. Each area helps strengthen a student’s problem-solving skills through creativity, innovation and adaptability. Attendees in 2020 will join teachers and students from across North America and Europe to hear world-renowned speakers, attend expert-led workshops, and work in small, international teams to discuss the Impact of Sports and Wellness and the importance of healthcare as a human right.
Three (3) hours of elective college credit are available to participants.
Click here to see highlights from the 2016 Hague Global Student Leadership Summit
RSVP to the informational meeting at https://rsvp.eftours.com/u73npxd
Please contact Brenda Weinhart at [email protected] for more information. We hope to see you at the Informational Meeting!
Service in the Community Days at Wyoming High School
All Wyoming High School students participated in Service in the Community Days this semester. On September 27, Wyoming teachers and 10th & 11th grade students could be found learning from and contributing to many non-profit organizations throughout the region while 9th and 12th grade students participating in Freshman Boot Camp Sessions and Senior Seminars. Boot camp sessions covered study skills, internet security and technology tips, and the amazing tools of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Seminar topics included Continuing Service, Bias & Privilege, Credit & Finance, 18 & The Law, Self-Defense, and more.
On October 10, while 10th & 11th grade students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, 9th & 12th grade students got a turn to learn and serve. Whether they were preparing or packaging food, washing alpaca fur, working to minimize erosion, or harvesting potatoes, Wyoming students took a turn serving in the community.
October 18, 2018
Tennis players headed to State!
Emily Mayer and Peyton Osha will be competing in the OHSAA State Tennis Tournament tomorrow and Saturday and their classmates gave them a celebratory sendoff today!
October 18, 2018
Community member shares expertise, helps students prep for job & college interviews
Wyoming resident Justin Buckner (WHS Class of '93) shared his interview expertise with Oral Communications classes and other interested students today. After graduating from Wyoming High School, Mr. Buckner attended Princeton University and worked for Procter & Gamble for 17 years, living in Vietnam and India during that time. Mr. Buckner currently serves as Partner-HR Consulting, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching for the Curious Agency. He is an interviewer for Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee, sits on the board of Cincinnati Public Radio, and is the Wyoming Board of Education representative on the Great Oaks Career Campuses vocational school district board of education. Mr. Buckner is a trustee of the Wyoming High School Alumni Association and a member of the Wyoming City Schools Citizens Advisory Committee.
Wyoming students performing in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
Six Wyoming High School students are playing in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra this year. The following students are performing in the Philharmonic Orchestra:
Yu-Chia Cheng - violin
Ken Chen - cello
Grace Hitt - trumpet
Catherine Miller - violin
Hannah Lempert - violin - and Ari Webb - cello - are playing in the Concert Orchestra and Ari is also playing in the Nouveau Chamber Players. The Nouveau Chamber Players is a group that encourages the performance of those players who have often been under-represented.
Wyoming High School Fall sports update
Girls’ Golf – For the 1st time in school history, our girls’ golf team won the Southwest District Championship and qualified for the state final in Columbus next week.
Boys’ Golf – Our Cincinnati Hills League (CHL) champion boys’ golf team will return to the state finals next week after a one-year team absence.
Volleyball – Our volleyball program continues to dominate league play having won 123 league matches in a row – dating back 8 years. We are currently ranked #3 in the City polls. Tonight, we host Reading in our “Play for a Cause” game – proceeds of event go to Pink Ribbon Girls.
Cross Country – Our cross country program continues to improve and excel. This week senior Riley Bahr as named the LaRosa’s Student Athlete of the Week. Senior Jack Schwartz and Junior John Nice lead the boys’ teams. CHL championships are next Saturday at Taylor.
Girls’ Tennis – This week we had 2 doubles teams (Peyton Osha / Emily Mayer and Eleanor Stall / Anya Kirsch) and a singles player (Sydney Evans) qualify for Districts. They play on Saturday morning at Mason for District seeding and will compete next week for the opportunity to reach the state finals. The girls finished the regular season as CHL runner-ups.
Girls' Soccer – Big win last night for our girls’ soccer program – beating Mariemont 4-1. The girls are currently tied for the league lead and play at Cincinnati Country Day on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Boys' Soccer – Our CHL leading boys’ soccer team is currently ranked #4 in the State and hosts Badin on Saturday at 3 p.m. for Senior Night.
Football – Our undefeated football team returns to action on Friday as we travel to Madeira for a CHL battle.
We will honor all our senior student athletes and band members at the football game on Friday, Oct. 19, as we host Mariemont at 7 p.m.
We will have a state send off for both boys’ and girls’ golf on Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. in the high school main rotunda – all are welcome.
November 14th is athletic fall signing day. The following student athletes (as of today, other may be added) will be honored at 11:30 a.m. in Pendery Auditorium:
Joey Edmonds – Basketball – University of Findlay
Kelly Lyons – Lacrosse – Palm Beach University
Gracie Wolber – Soccer – Kent State University
Dylan Stevens – Golf – University of Dayton
Joe Kelly – Tennis – Bellarmine University
Sky Thomas – Basketball – Marshall University
10 Wyoming High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Ten (10) members of the Wyoming High School Class of 2019 have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Isabel Coyle, Benjamin Halsted, Grace Hitt, Cole Hutchins, Anya Kirsch, Dagny McCullumsmith, Catherine Miller, Radu Pavel, Katy Vanatsky, and Nicholas Zidarescu have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for having among the highest PSAT scores in the state of Ohio.
More than 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
Nationwide, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced beginning in April. Scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Take a tour of the Wyoming High School Painted Parking lot
Wyoming High School senior participated in Parking Palooza for this first time ever. Last spring, interested students submitted their designs and they spent a couple very hot days this August painting their spaces.
Karen Bare to be Wyoming High School Interim Principal for 2018-19 school year
Karen Bare will be Wyoming’s Interim High School Principal for the 2018-19 school year. Ms. Bare served as the Interim Principal of Indian Hill High School for the 2016-17 school year. Previously, Ms. Bare has been an Assistant Principal of Sycamore High School and a High School Social Studies Teacher with Sycamore Community Schools, New Hanover County Schools, Rose Local Schools, and Fairfield City Schools.
Upon the appointment of Wyoming High School Principal Dr. Ashley Whitely to Assistant Superintendent, the position of Wyoming High School Principal was posted and an interview committee was assembled. After careful consideration, the district decided to fill the position with an Interim Principal for the 2018-19 school year and conduct a more time-intensive and thorough search than was possible at that time of year.
“To ensure we have the best possible permanent candidate for this important role, we will be conducting a wider search and re-posting the open position in November,” said Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang.
The interview committee will reconvene in the fall with all members planning to return. The high school principal interview committee includes community members, teachers, and administrators.
Wyoming High School Principal search begins
The search for the next Wyoming High School Principal has begun. Upon the appointment of Dr. Ashley Whitely to Assistant Superintendent, the position of Wyoming High School Principal was posted and an interview committee was assembled. After careful consideration, the district has decided to fill the position with an Interim Principal for the 2018-19 school year and conduct a more time-intensive and thorough search than was possible at this point in the school year.
"To ensure we have the best possible candidate for this important role, we will be conducting a wider search and re-posting the open position in November," said Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang.
The district is working toward approving an Interim Principal at the June 25 Regular Board Meeting of the Wyoming City Schools Board of Education.
The interview committee will reconvene in the fall with all members planning to return. The high school principal interview committee includes community members, teachers, and administrators.